Yashoda Hospitals Sports Check-up
Sports and games have become integral to regular life activities. Both, children and adults need to undergo specific and specialized check-ups before they are declared fit for a sporting activity. Amateur as well as professional sportsmen have to undergo checks to certify their fitness to play the game. Usually the sports check-up includes, pediatric examination (for children), orthopedics and cardiology examinations, EKG, Echocardiography, chest radiography examinations.
The importance of physical activity that goes with sports is apparent, and helps to prevent several chronic diseases and conditions. Sports and sporting activities leads to healthy bones, strong heart and proper lung functioning. Taking part in a sports activity helps to maintain the quality of life and independence.
Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad offers end-to-end check-up packages for all age-groups and sexes. The sports check-up package is can be availed by sports professionals, amateurs and those seeking to progress in sports. Our sport check-up helps to assess not only the general physical condition, but also reflects on the sports readiness of the concerned participant.
Yashoda Hospitals’ sports check-up is managed by fitness pathology specialists. The specialists and consultants include cardiologists, pulmonologists, trauma surgeons, physiologists and physiotherapists. The comprehensive lab investigations as part of the sports check-up include, Hb, PCV, RBC, MCHC, MCV, CHH, Total WBC, Differential Count, ESR, PLT, Peripheral Smear, and Complete Urine Examination. The examination of the blood, urine and stool helps to identify the general health of the body, and know of possible infections and diseases which leave scope for early diagnosis and prevention.
The microbiology examination includes HIV testing which has an effect on one’s ability to perform an exercise and also plays an important role in the management of HIV as the disease progresses. There is always the potential risk of HIV being transmitted, when the blood of an HIV person comes in contact with an open wound of an uninfected person. The Pap smear test or Pap test is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. This test involves collecting cells from the cervix, and verifies it for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) that may lead to cervical cancer.
The biochemistry tests include Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT), Creatinine, Urea and Uric acid, Serum Lipid Profile, Serum Calcium and Liver Function Test. All biochemical tests come under chemical pathology. The biochemical tests study the condition of body fluids, mostly serum or plasma.
The comprehensive microbiology testing process aims to spot microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. The microbiology test for sports personnel includes, HIV test, HbsAg or Thyroid Profile (T3, T4 & TSH), PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) for men above 50 years. The blood testing services include blood grouping & Rh Typing, and Testing for Bombay Group in ‘O’ Group people. Blood grouping helps during urgent blood transfusion.
The heart’s health and condition are verified through precision-based Electro Cardiogram (ECG) resting. ECG Test helps to detect abnormal heart rates and rhythms (arrhythmias). Radiology investigations include complete chest radiography and ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis.
After the completion of the different diagnostic tests and investigations, the person is referred to medical specialists and consultants. The referred medical consultants include consultant physician, consultant dietician, and consultant gynecologist.
Yashoda Hospitals HyderabadÛªs Sports Check-up verifies and certifies the complete physical condition of the referred person, and provides the total picture of his/her state of wellness. Our Sports Check-up is suggested to sports personnel and athletes as a matter of routine health check-up, as well as to verify their readiness for participation at a sports event, and workout or exercise regimen.